Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) is one of the national level open competitive exams or you can say govt. jobs exam after 12th which is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year to recruit candidates for the following four posts – Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator (DEO) vacancies. SSC CHSL exam is conducted in three stages –
Tier 1 (Computer Based Test),
Tier 2 (Written Test) and
Tier 3 (Skill Based Test).
If a student wants to settle his / her career at early stage, then this SSC CHSL exam is a good option. Anyone who is min 18 years old & completed his / her 12th; can appear in SSC CHSL exam.
So here, we are discussing every nub of SSC CHSL exam like SSC CHSL Notification Date, SSC CHSL Exam Date, SSC CHSL Application Fees, SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria, SSC CHSL Syllabus, SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, SSC CHSL Posts & SSC CHSL Selection Procedure.
Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators
Mode of Application
Mode of Exam
Stage of Examinations
Tier 1 – Objective Test (Online) Tier 2 – Descriptive/Written Test (Pen & Paper Based) Tier 3 – Skill Test (on Computer)
Maths, English, Reasoning & GK
SSC CHSL Application Fee
For General Category, the SSC CHSL application fee is Rs.100/-
However, for SC/ST/Females, there is no fee applicable
You can pay the application fees through online or offline mode
The registration has two-parts, after submitting the fees, you can proceed to the second part of the registration
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
Permissible age relaxation
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
PwD + OBC
PwD + SC/ ST
03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
SSC CHSL Syllabus
SSC CHSL Tier-1
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Allegations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination &Probability
Fill in the blanks
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
One Word Substitution
Awards and Honors
Books and Authors
SSC CHSL 2020 has negative marking. Every wrong answer will have a penalty of 0.50 marks in all sections
The duration of exam is 100 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
SSC CHSL Tier-2
This Tier has a descriptive exam which is designed to test the written skills of the students in English/Hindi. The Paper would have an essay to be written in 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum marks to qualify in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be incorporated for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for this tier is to read as many as articles from various sources as magazines, novels, newspapers, etc. Besides this, you need to be well versed with the pattern of Letter and Application.
Duration of the exam is of 60 minutes’ carrying 100 marks.
The level of questions are based on 10thstandard or higher secondary level.
It is a qualifying exam stage
The medium of paper should remain the same throughout, part of the paper in Hindi and part in English will not be evaluated
Duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
SSC CHSL Tier-3
The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2019 has skill tests which are required for certain government posts.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):
Typing speed for Data Entry operator is 8,000 (eight thousand) with Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
Test will be of 15 minutes duration
Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs:
Typing Test will be held in English or Hindi and candidates while registering for the Examination, will have to mention his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
In this the typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
It will be managed on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency approved by the Commission.
Candidates who opt for English medium should possess a typing speed of 35 words per minute.
Candidates who opt for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
The speed will be decided on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be given 30 minutes.
Note: After conducting skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be chosen based on their position in the merit list.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL Tier-1
General Intelligence (25 Questions)
60 Minutes For VH/OH afflicted by Cerebral Palsy OH with deformity in writing hand – 80 minutes)
English (25 Questions)
Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions)
General Awareness (25 Questions)
SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is held online.
Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative.
SSC CHSL Tier-2
No. Of Questions
Tier 2 is a Descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.
There will be no Sectional Cut off.
SSC CHSL Tier-3
Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission.
Data Entry Operator
Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The ‘Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage
The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer
Data Entry Operator in the Office of theComptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)
The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage
The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer
Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.
Candidates eligible for scribe will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore, duration of Skill Test for such candidates will be 20 minutes.
Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II subject to having scored a minimum of 33% marks in Tier-II Examination.
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:
35 words per minute(w.p.m.) correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour
The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes (Candidates eligible for scribe – 15 minutes)
30 words per minute (w.p.m.) correspond to about 9000 key depressions per hour
Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.
The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.
The choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the online Application Form shall be treated as final and no change in the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later.
Passage Dictators will be provided to those VH candidates for the Typing test who have opted for Scribe in the online Application Form. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to VH candidate within the allotted time period.
Physical Standard, Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) in Border Road Organisation (BRO)
Physical Efficiency Test
One mile Run
Candidates qualifying through staff selection commission will have to mandatorily pass the test in one mile run to be held at GREF Centre, Pune to Undergo further medical examination.
Only passing the test is mandatory
The specified Medical Standards are requirement for recruitment of candidates for their service in GREF (BRO) as per their job profile, charter of duties and anticipated deployment, including extreme remote areas, high altitude areas and difficult areas of hilly terrain etc.